Category Archives: coming of age

Puddin’ by Julie Murphy

Puddin’ by Julie Murphy 

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Yentl’s Best of 2017!

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Audrey’s Best of 2017

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas  This is THE YA title of 2017. If you read one YA in 2017, this should be it.        THUG is the story of 16yo Starr Carter who moves between two … Continue reading

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Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu Viv is fed up with the sexual misconduct and harassment at her high school in Texas. Inspired by her mom’s Riot Grrrrl days, she starts an anonymous zine to combat the injustices being experienced, which in … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson About: Andie Walker knows exactly what she wants in life. Her junior year summer will be spent in a pre-pre med program and she can’t wait. Everything is going as planned until her program … Continue reading

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God Loves Hair by Vivek Shraya

God Loves Hair by Vivek Shraya About: Vivek Shraya’s first book is a collection of twenty-one short stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious child as he navigates the complex realms of sexuality, gender, racial politics, religion, and belonging. God … Continue reading

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Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

Bruiser by Neal Shusterman  About:  Shusterman says that he wanted to write about an empath and thus, Bruiser was born.  The blurb in Smith’s on-line catalog states “Inexplicable events start to occur when sixteen-year-old twins Tennyson and Brontë befriend a troubled … Continue reading

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